July 19, 2019
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    Sri Lanka's external sector remained relatively stable in May 2019 as the year-on-year trade deficit continued to narrow significantly in May 2019, the Central Bank reported in its External Sector Performance review for the month.In May 2019, the deficit in the trade account narrowed to US$ 823 million, compared to US$ 933 million in May 2018.

    The Batticaloa Educational Zone and the Paddiruppu Educational Zone were placed second and third, respectively.A large number of students representing around 13 educational zones schools from the Ampara, Batticaloa, and Trincomalee districts in the Eastern Province, competed in several events at the two-day event which was presided over by Eastern Provincial Education Department Director M.K.M. Mansoor.

    A Nine- hour water cut would be imposed tomorrow at 8:00am to 5:00pm due to due to restorative work being carried out on a water supply line, the NWSDB announced.The water supply to Kelaniya Pradeshiya Sabha area, Peliyagoda Urban Council area, Wattala Urban Council area, Wattala Pradeshiya Sabha area, Biyagama Pradeshiya Sabha area, Mahara Pradeshiya Sabha area, Dompe Pradeshiya Sabha area, Ja Ela Pradeshiya Sabha area, Ja-Ela Municipal Council area, Katunayake/Seeduwa Urban Council area and a part of the Gampaha Pradeshiya Sabha area and surrounding areas would be interrupted. The NWS&DB requests the public to call hotline 1939 for any information.


    The Roman Catholic Church yesterday provided details of the disbursement of a total of Rs. 400 million in donations received by the Archbishop of Colombo as aid for the victims of the Easter Sunday terror attacks. Briefing news media at the Archbishop’s House, Colombo, the Rt. Rev. Dr. J.D. Anthony Jayakody, Auxiliary Bishop of Colombo said: “For the children, parents and relatives of the 168 people that lost their lives during the tragic incidents on Easter Sunday, Rs. 16.8 million have been provided to date.

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